Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, has revealed plans to establish a gambling ombudsman to oversee the national industry and renewed calls for igaming operators to reapply for their licences.
Following the news that its Swedish operating licence had been revoked, Global Gaming has pledged to fight the decision. Earlier today Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen cited significant failings in the operator's social responsiblity and anti-money laundering controls as grounds for removing the certification.
Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that 79 operators have expressed an interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the country ahead of the market’s scheduled opening on January 1, 2021.
The German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) has issued an international payment service provider with a blocking order as part of its efforts to drive illegal igaming businesses from the country’s market.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has revoked Global Gaming's operating licence after discovering “serious deficiencies” in business practices, including failings related to responsible gambling and anti-money laundering measures.
Australian online sports betting operator PointsBet has raised AUS$75m (£40.9m/€45.9m/US$51.6m) after listing its shares on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The operator said the move forms part of its growth plans, which include expansion in the US market.
Fantasy sports and pool betting provider Scout Gaming Group has agreed a deal to provide its content to SG Digital customers around the world, as well as striking a deal to provide a gaming platform for Swedish media giant Expressen.
Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to CAD$2.83bn (£1.68bn/€1.89bn/US$2.12bn) for its 2018-19 financial year, with the contribution from its igaming offering growing to $105.4m.